Dvorák: Symphonies, Symphonic Variations, Symphonic Poems, Concert Overtures / Neumann - Czech PO

Audio Samples

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 "The Bells of Zlonice"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 13/B 41
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 5 in F major, Op. 76/B 54
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphonic Variations for piano, 4 hands (arr. from Symphonic Variations, B. 70 [Op. 78]), B. 514
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
>Dvorak, Antonin : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
>Dvorak, Antonin : Othello Overture, Op. 93
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Water Goblin, Op. 107/B 195
>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
>Dvorak, Antonin : Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109
>Dvorak, Antonin : Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 "The Bells of Zlonice"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 13/B 41
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 5 in F major, Op. 76/B 54
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphonic Variations for piano, 4 hands (arr. from Symphonic Variations, B. 70 [Op. 78]), B. 514
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
>Dvorak, Antonin : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
>Dvorak, Antonin : Othello Overture, Op. 93
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Water Goblin, Op. 107/B 195
>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
>Dvorak, Antonin : Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109
>Dvorak, Antonin : Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Few other composers' music enjoys such enormous popularity and is as frequently performed on stages worldwide and recorded as that of Antonín Dvorák. And it is the symphonic works that are connected with his name most often. The new SUPRAPHON eight-disc box features several complete sets and encompasses Dvorák's most significant symphonic pieces. Alongside the Symphonic Poems and Concert Overtures, SUPRAPHON is releasing for the first time on CD Václav Neumann's sensitively remastered 1972-74 analogue recordings of the complete symphonies (until now, only the digital recordings from the 1980s had been released on CD). Václav Neumann linked up to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra's bold Dvorák tradition in the wake of his illustrious predecessors Václav Talich and Karel Ancerl and developed it in sonic colorfulness and romantic sweep. Following two complete sets of chamber works (the Panocha Quartet etc., SU 3815-2, SU 3921-2) and the complete essential piano pieces (Radoslav Kvapil, SU 4018-2), you can now add to your music library another of the "worlds" of Dvorák's amazing oeuvre, in a highly acclaimed interpretation with the seal of the Czech Dvorák tradition.

ClassicsToday
Supraphon has finally released Václav Neumann's 1970s Dvorák symphony cycle, and what a wonderful event it is. These performances are, on the whole, fresher and freer than his digital remakes, fine though those are, and more warmly recorded... It's difficult to overestimate the value of having the Czech Philharmonic in top form in this music, but the sound of the ensemble really does speak for itself. Kubelik's Berlin Philharmonic might have the best strings, and the London Symphony for Kertész and Rowicki the boldest horns, but the Czech Philharmonic has the best ensemble, top to bottom, at least in Dvorák.

The couplings add greatly to this set's attractions. They are uniformly excellent. The Symphonic Variations overflows with character; the three concert overtures belong together (they share a theme, heard at the outset of In Nature's Realm), and these versions of the four late symphonic poems rank with the best available. They are also very well recorded. So to summarize, this is a set that no one who cares about Dvorák's symphonies can afford to ignore... these performances really do belong in every serious collection.



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Works Details

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 "The Bells of Zlonice"
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 02/14/1865-03/24/1865.
  • Running Time: 47 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/01/1865-10/09/1865.
  • Running Time: 49 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 34 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 13/B 41
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/01/1874-03/26/1874.
  • Running Time: 40 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 5 in F major, Op. 76/B 54
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 37 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphonic Variations for piano, 4 hands (arr. from Symphonic Variations, B. 70 [Op. 78]), B. 514
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887-88.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887-1888

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/27/1880-10/15/1880.
  • Running Time: 42 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 37 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 37 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 14 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Othello Overture, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 11/??/1891-01/18/1892.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 41 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Water Goblin, Op. 107/B 195
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 19 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 14 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Running Time: 25 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198
  • Conductor: Václav Neumann
  • Notes: Composition written: 10/22/1896-11/18/1896.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral